The International Day of Action on Big Biomass will take place on the 21st of October 2022 and you are invited to take part!
To get a taste of what the day of action is all about, see here for a round up of last year’s event.
The aims of the day are:
- To raise awareness of the environmental and social impacts of burning forest biomass on an industrial scale.
- To show that the impacts of burning big biomass are global, by holding an international event that involves groups from all over the world.
- To amplify marginalised voices experiencing the impacts of big biomass, particularly those in the Global South.
- To build momentum in the run up to the UN COP (which will take place in November) and put pressure on policy makers.
- To collaborate with fossil fuel campaigners around the shared message that we must go beyond burning.
What happens on the Day of Action?
What is done on the day of action is decided by each group taking part (you!). It could take the form of a webinar, a community event, a protest, a publication – anything! Participating groups choose their own specific target and issues to focus on for the day, depending on what is relevant to their geographical area and campaign. The only requirement is that groups keep the focus on “big biomass” and maintain messaging consistent with the Biomass Delusion Statement.
Coordinating the Day of Action around the world
The day of action takes place as a “wave” across the world, passing through time zones, over 24 hours. We coordinate between participating groups to create a timetable of events and create the “wave”. Please share your plans with us so that we can do this, by reaching out to sophie[at]environmentalpaper.org
Publicising the day
To link all of the activities happening around the world on the 21st of October we will use the primary hashtag #BigBadBiomass.
In the meantime, please help us promote the day and get more groups involved by using our publicity materials below. These will be available in other languages soon: